Fruit Pizza

11.25.2018

Fruit Pizza is so easy to make and everyone both young and old alike will absolutely love it! You get a chewy sugar cookie base that’s covered with a luscious cream cheese topping, and layered with a generous amount of vibrantly flavored fresh fruit. Then it’s finished with a sweet apricot jam which gives the pizza the perfect finishing sheen.

Fruit Pizza topped with cream cheese frosting and colorful fresh fruit.

Best Easy Fruit Pizza Recipe!

This is a staple summer recipe! I love to make it at least once every summer and top it with a colorful variety of seasonal fruit.

You just can’t go wrong with a cookie topped with a rich, tangy frosting and lots of fresh fruit. Everyone loves this!

Overhead image of nine slices of fruit pizza.

Ingredients You’ll Need for Fruit Pizza

  • Refrigerated sugar cookie dough – for the crust layer. Or use the homemade recipe below.
  • PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese – it makes the best frosting!
  • Granulated sugar – to sweeten the frosting.
  • Vanilla extract – for flavor.
  • Fresh fruit – the highlight of the recipe. It adds so much flavor and color!
  • Apricot preserves – for a nice sheen.

Image of layers of fruit made to look like a rainbow. Fruit is used for fruit pizza.

How to Make Fruit Pizza

  • Heat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a rimmed 12-inch pizza pan, line with parchment and butter.
  • Crumble cookie dough over prepared pizza pan and spread into an even layer to completely cover bottom of pan.

Showing how to make fruit pizza. Pressing store bought cookie crust into 12-inch pizza pan.

  • Bake 13 – 14 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.

Cookie crust after baking.

  • In a mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer whip cream cheese with sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy.
  • Spread evenly over cooled crust.

Spreading layer of cream cheese frosting over cookie crust.

  • Top with fruit.
  • Whisk together preserves and water. Brush mixture over fruit.
  • You can serve right away or chill. Serve day prepared.

Adding fruit and jam to fruit pizza.

Can I Make a Homemade Cookie Crust?

If you’d like to make the crust from scratch here is a homemade recipe I love. If you want it a little thicker you can do 1 1/2 or double the recipe.

1 1/3 (190g) cups all purpose flour (scoop and level to measure)
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup (173g) granulated sugar
1/2 cup (4 oz) unsalted butter, softened but still cool
1  large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Fruit pizza with one slice cut.

Directions for Homemade Crust

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt for 20 seconds.
  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together sugar and butter.
  • Mix in egg and vanilla then slowly blend in dry ingredients. Butter a rimmed 12-inch pizza pan, line with a round of parchment and butter parchment.
  • Spray hands with non-stick cooking spray then spread cookie dough into an even layer in bottom of prepared pizza pan.
  • Bake 12 – 14 minutes until edges are golden. Cool completely on a wire rack.

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Fruit Pizza

5 from 3 votes

This beautiful fruit pizza is so easy to make, it's incredibly delicious and it's sure to impress. You can also make it with a homemade cookie base, see notes in post above for recipe.

Servings: 10 servings
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 14 minutes
Total Time 19 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 (16.5 oz) pkg refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 (8 oz) pkg PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 cups assorted fresh fruit (such as kiwi and strawberry slices, red raspberries, blueberries, diced pineapple and canned mandarine oranges)
  • 1/4 cup apricot preserves , pressed through a sieve to remove lumps
  • 1 Tbsp water

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Butter a rimmed 12-inch pizza pan, line with a round of parchment paper and butter parchment paper (or alternately line with foil and spray foil with non-stick cooking spray).
  2. Crumble cookie dough over prepared pizza pan and spread into an even layer to completely cover bottom of pan. Bake 13 - 14 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely on a wire rack.
  3. In a mixing bowl using an electric hand mixer (or in the bowl of a stand mixer), whip cream cheese with sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Spread evenly over cooled crust. Top with fruit.
  4. In a small bowl whisk together preserves and water. Brush mixture over fruit. Refrigerate 2 hours then cut into slices.
  5. Recipe source: adapted from Kraft
Nutrition Facts
Fruit Pizza
Amount Per Serving
Calories 322 Calories from Fat 144
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16g 25%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 30mg 10%
Sodium 213mg 9%
Potassium 184mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 33g
Protein 3g 6%
Vitamin A 12.2%
Vitamin C 2.5%
Calcium 3.1%
Iron 6.9%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: fruit dessert, fruit tart
Calories: 322 kcal
Author: Jaclyn
This post is sponsored by Lunchbox. All opinions are my own.

71 comments

  • Mary: This is gorgeous. I’m going to make it into a rectangle and decorate it like a flag for 4th of July. My young granddaughters will love making it and eating it. June 22, 2019 at 7:07am Reply

  • Jen: My recommendations are first, every bite of this dessert needs kiwi; pile on the friut. Secondly, I always use fresh fruit, black berries, raspberries, starwberries and of course kiwi are the perfect combination. This can also be shaped into different shapes for holidays. May 12, 2019 at 12:46pm Reply

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